Garlic Dinner Rolls & silence is golden

Silence is golden, duct tape is silver.  That was printed on one of my son’s t-shirts that he wore in high school.  They actually put real duct tape on the shirt over the screen printed version.  I always got a kick out of his shirts with the crazy sayings on them.  Now he is all grown up and left for work today wearing a suit and tie.  Where does the time go?

Soft, delicious Garlic Dinner Rolls |

The reason I am thinking about silence, is because my husband came back from vacation and the house is no longer silent.  Some people cannot live with complete silence, they have to have a tv or radio on for the background noise.  I am apparently not one of those people.  I am perfectly content to read cookbooks, and plan menus in complete silence.

Okay, back to the reason why you are here…..the Garlic Dinner Rolls recipe that I promised last week.  Holy Mother of all Things Delicious, these rolls are awesome!  They are soft, and light, and garlicky, and oh my… I might just eat the whole batch good.

Garlic Dinner Rolls |

I made these Dinner Rolls for Thanksgiving (with plain butter on top) and fell in love.  Cassi is going to freak out when she comes home and tries these babies!  The original recipe brushes a honey/butter mixture on top, but that sounded too sweet to me.  When I tried the dinner rolls at Napoli’s Restaurant, I thought of these rolls and decided to give it a try.  They are thicker than Napoli’s, but everything else is dead on perfect!

I dare you to eat just one! 😉

Garlic Dinner Rolls

Serves 12
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Meal type Bread
Soft, tender dinner rolls bathed in melted garlic butter.


  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 Large egg (at room temperature, lightly beaten)
  • 4 Cups bread flour
  • 2 1/4 Teaspoons active dry yeast
  • Garlic Butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt


Dinner Rolls Liquid
Pour hot water, honey, oil, beaten egg, and salt into the pan of a bread machine.
Flour and Yeast
Add the flour. Make a well in the center and add the yeast.
Push Start
Place pan in the bread machine, close the lid, plug in the machine, and select the "dough" cycle.
Dough thru glass
When the machine beeps - Do Not Open The Lid - look through the lid and see how much the dough has risen. If it is less than 3/4 of the way up the sides, unplug the machine and allow to continue rising. If you open the lid, it will let all of the heat out. It could take another 30 - 60 minutes.
Divide Dough 3oz
Remove the dough to a flour covered surface, and divide into 12 equal sized pieces. I find it easier to use a kitchen scale to divide the dough. Allow dough to rest for about 10 minutes.
Place on Baking Sheet
Roll dough into long ropes, then roll up into spirals. Place on a parchment/silpat covered baking sheet.
Cover and let Rise
Cover with a kitchen towel, and allow to rise a second time until almost doubled, 30 - 45 minutes in a warm, draft-free spot. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Garlic Butter
In a small bowl, melt the butter in the microwave. Add the garlic powder and salt.
Brush with butter
Remove the towel, and brush the tops of the rolls with the garlic butter mixture using a pastry brush. Place in a preheated oven and bake for 12 - 15 minutes until tops are golden brown.
Brush with butter 2
Remove from oven and brush tops again with the garlic butter.
brush baked breadsticks
You can also make breadsticks. Place rope onto baking sheet without rolling into a spiral.


You can also make simple dinner rolls by shaping the dough pieces into round balls and baking in a 9 x 13 pan.

Recipe adapted from Annie's Eats


  1. says

    G’day Lisa and can almost smell these right now, true!
    Thanks for the hint and tip re how to roll as your photo looks lovely too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as party of Foodie Friends Friday Thanksgiving Party


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